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Title: PRODUCTION OF URANIUM

Abstract

The production of uranium metal by the reduction of uranium tetrafluoride is described. Massive uranium metal of high purily is produced by reacting uranium tetrafluoride with 2 to 20% stoichiometric excess of magnesium at a temperature sufficient to promote the reaction and then mantaining the reaction mass in a sealed vessel at temperature in the range of 1150 to 2000 d C, under a superatomospheric pressure of magnesium for a period of time sufficient 10 allow separation of liquid uranium and liquid magnesium fluoride into separate layers.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4309681
Patent Number(s):
2830894
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
C - CHEMISTRY C22 - METALLURGY C22B - PRODUCTION AND REFINING OF METALS
NSA Number:
NSA-12-014427
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-58
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
PATENTS; HIGH TEMPERATURE; IMPURITIES; LAYERS; LIQUIDS; MAGNESIUM; MAGNESIUM FLUORIDES; PATENT; PRESSURE; PRODUCTION; REDUCTION; SEALS; SEPARATION PROCESSES; URANIUM; URANIUM TETRAFLUORIDE; VESSELS

Citation Formats

Spedding, F H, Wilhelm, H A, and Keller, W H. PRODUCTION OF URANIUM. United States: N. p., 1958. Web.
Spedding, F H, Wilhelm, H A, & Keller, W H. PRODUCTION OF URANIUM. United States.
Spedding, F H, Wilhelm, H A, and Keller, W H. Tue . "PRODUCTION OF URANIUM". United States.
@article{osti_4309681,
title = {PRODUCTION OF URANIUM},
author = {Spedding, F H and Wilhelm, H A and Keller, W H},
abstractNote = {The production of uranium metal by the reduction of uranium tetrafluoride is described. Massive uranium metal of high purily is produced by reacting uranium tetrafluoride with 2 to 20% stoichiometric excess of magnesium at a temperature sufficient to promote the reaction and then mantaining the reaction mass in a sealed vessel at temperature in the range of 1150 to 2000 d C, under a superatomospheric pressure of magnesium for a period of time sufficient 10 allow separation of liquid uranium and liquid magnesium fluoride into separate layers.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1958},
month = {4}
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